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Wolfgang Leidhold Art

German, b. 1950

Wolfgang Leidhold is a prominent contemporary German painter, drawing upon mythological, geometric, religious, and historical themes to depict his whimsical vision of the world. Influenced by the still-life compositions of Francisco de Zurbarán and the classical references of Giorgio de Chirico, Leidhold fuses these concepts with his imaginative vision. His labor-intensive artistic process consists of a detailed charcoal sketch that is then turned into a grisaille of grays, whites, and ochres. Next, he covers the entire work with a tinted varnish and produces the final painting using a minimum of seven layers of egg-tempera and oil. Even the materials, which the artist makes from scratch - using whole fresh eggs, different kinds of varnish, and especially refined linseed oils - emulate the methods of Old Master painters. Leidhold’s work embodies a new voice that communicates a keen awareness of the past by reformulating age-old artistic practices. In the typography series, Leidhold puts the knot in front of a landscape and at the same time removes the know from being a concrete sculpture, it's more like an illusion, and what the viewer sees is the impact of the universe “daw” in a cosmological level. The topology presents the power of the knot around civilization and buildings, it means the tension of a city almost collapsing and being reorganized by the power of the known. The idea of reordering the city that is in the background and now expanding and reorganizing the city. It is an endless loop, with the simple idea of just to start and then to let it go. It is like an endless infinity or infinite loop, as each knot was created from different periods and it represents a part of the artist's life.

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Artist: Wolfgang Leidhold
"Sketch No.35/6: The Knotted Castle" Abstract Representational Painting on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Sketch No.37 Red Knot" Abstract Representational Painting Work on Wallpaper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Laid Paper, Pen

"Sketch No.35/5: The Knotted Castle" Abstract Representational Painting on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Sketch No.35/2: The Knotted Castle" Abstract Representational Painting on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Sketch No.35/1: The Knotted Castle" Abstract Representational Painting on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Sketch No.34/6" Abstract Representational Kinetic Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Paper, Ink, Watercolor

"Sketch No.34/2" Abstract Representational Kinetic Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Sketch No.35/4: The Knotted Castle" Abstract Representational Painting on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Sketch No.39 Sun Set Knot" Abstract Representational Painting Work on Wallpaper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Acrylic, Pen, Oil, Laid Paper

"Sketch No.34/1" Abstract Representational Kinetic Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Sketch No.36 Yellow Knot" Abstract Representational Painting Work on Wallpaper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Laid Paper, Pen

"Sketch No.38 Sun Set Knot" Abstract Representational Painting Work on Wallpaper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Laid Paper, Pen

"Kinetic Knot No. 2/6" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Pen

"Kinetic Knot No. 11" Geometric Abstract Representational Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Archival Paper, Pencil

"Sketch No. 5/1" Abstract Representational Kinetic Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Ink

"Kinetic Knot No. 2/5" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Pen, Watercolor, Pencil

"Blue Knot No. 2" Abstract Representational Blue Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Archival Paper

"Kinetic Knot No. 2/4" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pen, Black and White

"Sketch No. 33/3" Abstract Representational Kinetic Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Pencil

"Kinetic Knot No. 2/2" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Pen, Black and White

"Sketch No. 33/1" Abstract Representational Kinetic Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pen, Paper, Pencil

"Blue Knot No. 1" Abstract Representational Spiral Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Archival Paper

"Sketch No.33/2" Geometric Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Ink, Acrylic, Pen, Watercolor

"Kinetic Knot No. 2/3" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Pen, Black and White

"Topology with Knot 1/2" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Paper, Watercolor

"Topology with Knot 1/1" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor, Black and White

"Tangled Knot" Abstract Representational Kinetic Knot Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
This piece represents a part of the artist's "Kinetic Knots" series which symbolizes shapes of the knots that are not planned. It is like the “Dao” grabbing the artist and the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pencil, Mixed Media, Pen

"Event Horizon" Abstract Geometrical Shape Painting Work on Paper Framed
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
Wolfgang Leidhold is a prominent contemporary German painter, drawing upon mythological, geometric, religious, and historical themes to depict his whimsical vision of the world. Infl...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic

"King Oedipus (Sketch No.2)" Abstract Geometrical Figure Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
Wolfgang Leidhold is a prominent contemporary German painter, drawing upon mythological, geometric, religious, and historical themes to depict his whimsical vision of the world. Infl...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic

"King Oedipus (Sketch)" Abstract Geometrical Figure Painting Work on Paper
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
Wolfgang Leidhold is a prominent contemporary German painter, drawing upon mythological, geometric, religious, and historical themes to depict his whimsical vision of the world. Infl...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic

"Kinetic Icon: Mirrored" Abstract Geometrical Knot Painting Work on Paper Framed
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
Wolfgang Leidhold is a prominent contemporary German painter, drawing upon mythological, geometric, religious, and historical themes to depict his whimsical vision of the world. Infl...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Oil, Acrylic

"Knot No.5 - Small World" Abstract Representational Knot Painting Work on Canvas
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
Knots are the central theme that pervades Wolfgang Leidhold’s artwork for many decades. “Everybody’s got his or her individual knot” is the motto of his current exhibition. The idea ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Egg Tempera

Knot No. 8 - Cornered
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
Knots are the central theme that pervades Wolfgang Leidhold’s artwork for many decades. “Everybody’s got his or her individual knot” is the motto of his current exhibition. The idea ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Egg Tempera

Knot No. 3 - Blue Red
By Wolfgang Leidhold
Located in New York, NY
Knots are the central theme that pervades Wolfgang Leidhold’s artwork for many decades. “Everybody’s got his or her individual knot” is the motto of his current exhibition. The idea ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Wolfgang Leidhold Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Egg Tempera

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